“We need about 3-4 people like him,” one park resident said. “He’s trying his best to do everything for people out here.”
In 2017, Berkeley made it illegal to discriminate against tenants who use housing vouchers. So why are there still so many Craigslist ads flouting that law?
The numbers behind the people living on Berkeley’s streets.
For more than 20 years, this volunteer extraordinaire has been preparing and serving free meals, running a quasi post office and handing out supplies to those who sleep on the streets.
The 24-year-old publication is one of more than 100 street newspapers in 34 countries with a combined readership of more than 5 million.
Starting this fall, some unhoused people in Berkeley could spend every day and night in one downtown Berkeley basement without missing a meal, a shower or a full night’s sleep.
While Andy Pope was living on the streets, he was reluctant to find a cheaper locale in which to live because he didn’t want to leave his support network. He eventually changed his mind.
My friend Michelle Marie Larson was a giving person, but living on the streets took its toll. In October last year, she died on Shattuck Avenue, an apparent suicide.
On Wednesday, as part of the SF Homeless Project, we are focusing on stories about the 1,000-2,000 people who don’t have a permanent place to live in Berkeley.